This doesn't look as strong as the first division and ROSEBURG can go one better than at Doncaster in August. His breeding suggests he's the type to improve with age and the further step up in trip will suit as he's a half-brother to couple of winners who stayed at least 1m4f. GM Hopkins should probably have won at Newbury on his debut last May but couldn't justify favouritism the following month and hasn't been seen since. Spirit Of Soul has been placed in a couple of all-weather maidens but probably needs more in this while the 100,000gns yearling Stampede may need more time. Lacan looks the pick of the newcomers ahead of the filly Distant Shadow.
Buckland Beau 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 17l behind Grecian (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Gm Hopkins 7-4fav (9-5) Soon prominent after being pushed along briefly leaving stalls, ridden over 2f out, lost place and eased, 12th of 15, 29l behind Jallota (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Kashmiri Sunset 50-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along 5f out, never nearer, 7th of 9, 11l behind Love Tangle (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Lacan (IRE) New Approach colt out of Invincible Isle.
Rock Of Leon 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 9, 15l behind Love Tangle (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Roseburg (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders towards far side, effort and every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead when edged right inside final furlong, soon edged left, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Evening Attire (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Spirit Or Soul (FR) 5-4fav (8-10) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, pressed winner and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Stampede (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and pushed left start, always towards rear, never a factor, last of 13, 13l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Distant Shadow Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Daheeya.
Sound Of Life (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, 13th of 14, 15l behind The Silver Kebaya (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Feb.